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April 2, 2012

Possible Test Material

Filed under: announcements,self study — richardlstansfield @ 6:27 am

* Vocabulary

I give you a definition. You write the word.

Example

__________ : (adjective) when you have a medical condition in which your body reacts badly to something that you eat, breathe, or touch

Answer

allergic: (adjective) when you have a medical condition in which your body reacts badly to something that you eat, breathe, or touch

* Starting a Conversation

How can you start a conversation with a stranger in these situations? Write two sentences.

1. You’re at a party at Jim’s apartment. The food is really good.

2. You’re in a classroom. The new class is about to start. It’s a really cold day.

3. You’re in a waiting room. Someone arrives. He’s wearing a very stylish, fashionable shirt.

4. You’re in a long line at a movie theater. It’s a hot day.

5. You’re at the bus stop on a beautiful day. Someone arrives. You recognize the person. She was at Sally’s party last Friday.

1. Are you a friend of Jim’s? This food is delicious!

* Stopping a Conversation

What are four ways to stop a conversation?

– Would you excuse me?

– Well, I’d better be going/I should be going.

– (It’s been) nice talking to you.

– I hope we get a chance to talk again sometime.

* Rejoinders and Follow-Up Questions

Complete the conversations with a rejoinder and a follow-up question.

Conversation 1

A: My dog died last night.

B: _______________ . ____________________ ?

A: He was a Jindo dog.

Conversation 1

A: My dog died last night.

B: That’s too bad./I’m sorry to hear that./Oh, no!

What kind of dog was he?

A: He was a Jindo dog.

Conversation 2

A: My girlfriend is Tae-yeon from Girls’ Generation.

B: _______________ ! ____________________ ?

A: We met at M-net Countdown. There was a fan meeting after the performances. I asked her for her autograph.

Conversation 2

A: My girlfriend is Tae-yeon from Girls’ Generation.

B: You’re kidding!/I can’t believe it!/Oh really!/?

How did you meet?

A: We met at M-net Countdown. There was a fan meeting after the performances. I asked her for her autograph.

* What’s the question?

Complete the conversations by writing the question.

Conversation 1

A:

B: Red.

Conversation 1

A: What’s your favorite colour?

B: Red.

Conversation 2

A:

B: I enjoy writing. I like to do a bit of creative writing every day –in the evenings mostly.

Conversation 2

A: What are your hobbies?

B: I enjoy writing. I like to do a bit of creative writing every day –in the evenings mostly.

* Verb Forms

Complete the conversations with the correct verb and correct form.

Conversation 1

A: Can you _____ ?

B: No. I never learned how to swim.

Conversation 1

A: Can you swim?

B: No. I never learned how to swim.

Conversation 2

A: Are you interested in ____________________ ?

B: Yes. Karate is really interesting for me.

Conversation 2

A: Are you interested in learning karate?

B: Yes. Karate is really interesting for me.

* Music Genres

Name 10 music genres

hip hop and rap
jazz
country music
folk music
pop music
Latin music
rock music
classical music

acapella
blues
disco
electronica
heavy metal
hymns
new age
opera
punk rock
R & B (rhythm and blues)
reggae
Gregorian Chant

——————–

If, When, and Adverbs of Frequency

Complete the conversations. Use “if” or “when” and an adverb of frequency.

A: I feel awful. I still have this terrible toothache.

B: __________________________________ to the dentist.

A: Thanks.

Possible Answer

A: I feel awful. I still have this terrible toothache.

B: When I have a toothache, I always go to the dentist.

A: Thanks.

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1 Comment »

  1. thank you 😀

    Comment by Dae Eun Kim — April 11, 2012 @ 11:23 am | Reply


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